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Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor] Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor]

One of the big rumors from last year was that Google would release a $99 Nexus tablet. Those rumors never went anywhere though. Now it’s Amazon’s turn to take up the rumored cheap tablet torch. TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy

One of the world’s most famous confidence men has his reservations about Facebook. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe conference, Frank Abagnale says that he completely understands why people like Facebook. But he warns that the network is full of …

Fran Warren Dies; Big Band Singer Was 87
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Fran Warren, a popular big band singer in the 40s and 50s, has died at the age of 87. Warren is reported by the Associated Press to have died of natural causes on March 4 at her home in Brookfield, …

The Most Terrifying Mr. Rogers Video Ever Made
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Today is the birthday of famed children’s television host Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers. I just learned that his middle name was actually McFeely (according to Wikipedia and Google’s knowledge graph). Now, here’s possibly the most terrifying thing …

Adblock Plus Gets Self-Updating App To Circumvent Google Play Ban Adblock Plus Gets Self-Updating App To Circumvent Google Play Ban

Last week, Google made everybody angry by announcing the retirement of Google Reader. While everybody was fuming about that, the company also started removing ad blockers from Google Play, including Adblock Plus. It didn’t take long, however, for the app …

Lindsey Lowe Found Guilty of Newborn Twin Deaths

Lindsey Lowe, the woman on trial for the murder of her twin newborns, has been found guilty. Nashville-area CBS affiliate News Channel 5 is reporting that Lowe was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of …

eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers

eBay announced that it is launching free listings for all sellers (well, almost all sellers) this spring, along with some new fee structures. Here’s a look: “As an eBay seller, you’re in prime position to reach the growing millions of …

‘Capture’ All of Your Hangout Antics with New Google+ App ‘Capture’ All of Your Hangout Antics with New Google+ App

Google is making it easier for you to capture all of your Hangout shenanigans with the launch of a new app inside the popular Google+ feature. It’s called Hangouts Capture. “Google+ Hangouts bring people together, and when they do, all …

Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin

Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business. Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain …

Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8 Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8

A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping …

Michelle Shocked: Slurs Used in On-Stage Homophobic Rant
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Singer Michelle Shocked cleared the house on Sunday after going on an on-stage rant against homosexuality in a San Francisco nightclub. According to a report in the The Bay Area Reporter, Shocked played two sets at Yoshi’s nightclub in the …

Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously. Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously.

According to a study from the University of Portsmouth, using Facebook as a gateway for a trip down memory lane may be the most positive thing you can do with the service. For starters, the study’s makeup looks like this: …

‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page ‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page

Google has a new March Madness feature for basketball fans. When you search “NCAA Bracket” in Google, the search engine will return a bracket on the actual page, so you can see where all the teams are at in the …

Yahoo May Buy Controlling Stake In Dailymotion [Report] Yahoo May Buy Controlling Stake In Dailymotion [Report]

According to the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the popular video site Dailymotion, based on information from “people familiar with the talks.” The report says Yahoo’s in for as much as 75% …

Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber

Earlier this year, Google CEO Larry Page hinted that Google Fiber would be coming to more cities in the future. The hint renewed cities’ efforts to attract Google Fiber to their communities, but only one city has emerged victorious in …

Nude Beach Shut Down on Weekdays in Mazomanie, Wis.

A popular nude beach located on a river in Wisconsin will now be closed to the public on weekdays. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stated the new policy has been put in place to stop beachgoers from enjoying …

Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter

Twitter – the actual concept of Twitter – is now patented. U.S. Patent 8,401,009 just went through, with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone listed as inventors. It’s a vague and overarching concept of a “device independent message distribution platform,” first …

Facebook for Android Update Mimics Earlier iOS Update Facebook for Android Update Mimics Earlier iOS Update
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Facebook has just pushed an update for their Android app that mirrors changes pushed to their iOS app earlier this week. First off, the new version of Facebook for Android allows users to change their profile picture. This follows last …

Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results

It appears that Bing is experimenting with showing pictures of people in search results similar to how Google does with its authorship feature, but for when results are about a person, rather than written by them. Danny Sullivan at Search …

Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live

Another piece of the Redbox Instant puzzle has just fallen into place, as the Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 is now available to download. Microsoft first announced the app back in February, saying that it would be coming in …

Dr. Oz Sued Over Insomnia Remedy

Unlike some daytime TV doctors, Dr. Mehmet Oz is an actual medical doctor. While that means his medical advice on The Dr. Oz Show may carry more weight than other TV doctors, it also means some viewers may put too …

Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers …

Metro Last Light Trailer Explores The Depravity Of Man

Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters of the past five years. It was a delight to learn last year that the game was getting a sequel. The uncertainty surrounding the game’s former publisher – THQ – was a …

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Lookalike Audiences’ Targeting Globally Facebook Rolls Out ‘Lookalike Audiences’ Targeting Globally
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Last month, Facebook began testing a new targeting feature for marketers called lookalike audiences. Today, the company announced the global launch. The feature enables marketers to target audience segments with similar common attributes (interests, demographics) to the customers a marketer …